Dale City Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 2/27 Glove/Ball DCLL Umpire Refresher/Training 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Turley Clubhouse
Wed 3/4 Diamond Monthly BOD Meeting 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Turley Clubhouse
Wed 3/4 Diamond Mandatory Managers & Safety Meeting 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Turley Clubhouse
Fri 3/6 Glove/Ball DCLL Umpire Refresher/Training 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Turley Clubhouse
Sat 3/7 Bat/Ball 2 Tryouts for Majors & Minors Division 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM Potomac High School
Fri 3/13 Glove/Ball DCLL Umpire Refresher/Training 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Turley Clubhouse
Fri 3/20 Glove/Ball DCLL Umpire Refresher/Training 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Turley Clubhouse
Fri 3/27 Glove/Ball DCLL Umpire Refresher/Training 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Turley Clubhouse

Tryouts:

Tryouts for the Majors & Minors will be conducted on Saturday, March 7th from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Potomac High School. Players are not to wear any type of cleats to tryouts. 

LL World Series Team Disqualifies for Using Non-League Players:

Here is an interesting story about the Little League World Series Champions being disqualified for recruiting players from leagues other than their own. Please click on the link to read:

  http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/January-April/little-league-jrw-ruling.htm 

Equipment:

 There is a new rule for the 2015 Little League season that states that "helmets must have a non-glare surface and cannot be mirror like in nature" (1.16). Parents please don't buy gear only to find that it is not legal.

 

 Spring Registration:

Anyone wishing to register after February 21st must register on-line at: www.eteamz.com/dcll    

* Please check the website periodically for any date changes due to inclement weather.

* All new players must present proof of age & residency at the time of registration. Please email the Player Agent, John Campbell at DCLL_bod_johncampbell@yahoo.com if you require additional registration information. 

DCLL Managers/Coaches:

 It is hard to believe that it is already Feb. 5th.  Baseball is right around the corner and DCLL is looking for coaches and managers for the upcoming season.  We have partnered with VBC to offer training for all of our coaches and managers.  The information is below.  The cost of the clinic has been paid by DCLL.  We would like to encourage all coaches to attend.    If you are interested in attending, please register on line directly with VBC and then quickly send me a one line email that you are attending and the date.  DCLL MANAGERS that attend this clinic will receive one free registration for the spring 2015 season.  You must email me at bafrancis3@comcast.net to inform me that you registered and provide proof of attendance after the clinic.  Very Simple.   Thank you all for volunteering and helping in the past.     

2015 Youth Baseball Coach Training Clinic and Coach CertificationSunday, March 1, Washington-Lee High School (Arlington) 1pm-3pm or Sunday, March 8, Paul VI High School (Fairfax) 1pm-3pm

Dear Coach,  

          Our league is working with the Virginia Baseball Club (VBC) to provide you with the tools you will need to have a successful season.  All the coaches in our league are strongly encouraged to attend one of these clinics and complete the online certification test.  There is no cost to you.  Simply register online today to attend one of the clinics. RSVP TODAY at https://www.formsite.com/baseballcamp/form57/secure_index.html  This clinic features experienced coaches who are experts in teaching youth baseball. ·         Mike Murray, MLB international clinician, HS baseball coach, baseball instruction author, VBC instructor·         Dan Pototsky, Former head baseball coach at W-L HS, TJ HS, and VBC instructor·         Doug Grove, W-L HS head baseball coach and VBC instructor·         Jeff Nolan, PVI head baseball coach·         Aaron Tarr, Marshall HS head baseball coach and VBC instructor Our experienced clinicians will provide practical, age-appropriate teaching strategies and effective skill development techniques to coaches at all youth levels.  We will deliver information relevant to each coach in group break-out sessions for each skill level.  There will be pertinent information for coaches T-Ball through Majors.  Each T-ball, Single A, Double A, and Triple A coach who attends the clinic will receive a copy of the new VBC Youth Baseball Coach’s Playbook. In addition, coaches will have access to VBC online training videos.  Following the clinic all coaches will have the opportunity to take the on-line certification test and receive a VBC certificate.  This year VBC is offering a T-Ball through AA certification as well as a AAA/Majors certification.    Learn more about our instructors and VBC programs at www.VirginiaBaseballClub.com  . We are very excited about this program and believe that it will truly make a difference in the quality of instruction your players receive.   

Manager/Coaches Application Form & Volunteer Form:

  You may download the Manager/Coaches Application Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page.  You may download the Volunteer Form by clicking here or by going to the Handouts Section on the left hand side of the Home Page. All Manager & Coach applicants must complete the Volunteer Form & suubmit it with their Application.

 

Managers and Coaches: 

Managers & Coaches, there a servral very good practice & instructional drill packets under the Handouts Tab in the Coaches Corner Section. 

 

DCLL Umpire Training:

Check out the Umpires Plate at the bottom of the page for the 2015 DCLL Spring Umpire Training & Refresher Clinics dates & times.

All umpires who are planning on umpiring in the spring need to attend the Classroom and Mechanics Clinic on the 14-15 of March at Fairfax County Police Academy (14601 Lee Rd, Chantilly). From 9:00 am to 5:00 PM on Saturday (3/14) and 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on Sunday (3/15).  

 

Coffee and donuts both mornings and lunch (pizza) on Saturday. Additionally, the training is free & is conducted by the D9 Staff & well worth time. 

 

 Anyone interested in umpiring during the 2015 Spring season must attend training. Umpire training will be every Friday starting February 6 ending March 27 from 7-8:30pm at the Turley Clubhouse. You must attend all training days. If you have any questions, please contact Zach Herritt at: herrittz@yahoo.com

 

Spring Practices:

 Please call the weather lines to verify that the fields are open for play before your teams show up. The weather line numbers are 703-792-3286 for the Turley Fields and 703-792-3283 for Leitch & the REC fields ( the line will say for fields in the Independent Hill Area). Field status will be posted after 3:00 PM on weekdays, at 7:00 AM and again at 12:00 PM on Saturdays.

 

Volunteers

DCLL still needs volunteers to serve on the Board of Directors, manage,coach or help on the field. You may download the volunteer form by clicking here. or by going to the Handouts tab on the left side of the Home Page & clicking on the form.

Practice Schedule: 

Here is a quick link to the practice schedule:  https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=dcllequipment@gmail.com

 

Umpires Needed!!!

Dale City is looking for adult volunteer umpires. If you are willing to umpire(home plate or field) a minimun of 6 games you will get your registration fee refunded for 1 player. You must complete the 6 game requirement before the refund is issued. All you will need for apparel  is an umpire shirt, you may use the leagues or you may purchase one for $35.00. Home plate gear will be provided by DCLL. You are required to take 1 umpire training class. Please contact Zachary Herritt at the email address listed below if you are interested. 

If you are interested in umpiring, please contact ZacharyHerritt: herrittz@yahoo.com

 

Looking To Be a Sponsor in DCLL:

Listed below are the different levels of sponsorship that your business can choose.

Platinum Level - ($650.00 & above) Receive recognition listed in silver level and in addition will receive your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team and a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Gold Level - ($500.00 - $649.00) Receive recognition listed in both bronze and silver level and in addition you will have a choice to receive either your business name to appear on the back of each players jersey for one team or have a banner with your business logo/name to be displayed at one of our fields.

Silver Level - ($250.00 - $499.00) Receive recognition listed in the bronze level and in addition you will receive a sponsor plaque to display in your place of business showing your support.

Bronze Level - (under $250.00) Recognition on our league website.

We look forward to your generous contribution to our league. We assure you that any amount you choose will be greatly appreciated and will make a difference for our children to have a successful season. Please contact Dave Arndt with any questions via email at dcllequipment@gmail.com .  Sponsorship forms can be downloaded here Sponsorship Letter.

 

Looking to Volunteer with DCLL: 

The BOD welcomes anyone who would volunteer their time any area to assist the league. For more information, please contact Bobby Richardson at dalecityllpres@gmail.com or Bev Francis at bafrancis2@comcast.net.

 

Dale City LL Spring/Fall Registration Facts: 

 Click on the following link to read about Registrations to see what is required & what DCLL provides: Fact Sheet

 

League Boundries: 

To find out which league boundary you live in click here: http://www.vad9.org/Page%202.html

 

District 9 Website: 

To get to the D9 website please click on this link: http://www.vad9.org/ . This link is also located in the links tab on the side of the Home Page.

 

Little League is an all-volunteer organization. It takes many dedicated volunteers to make YOUR league a success each year. Anyone interested in joining the DCLL Board of Directors or just volunteering to help out please contact League President Bobby Richardson at mailto:dalecityllblue@gmail.com . 



Umpire
The Umpire's Plate - 2015 Umpire Training and News

MANAGERS, COACHES, PARENTS, AND KIDS (13-19):

Umpire training will begin Friday, February 6th thru Friday March 27th. Times will be from 7:00 PM - 8:30  PM. All training will be at the Turley Clubhouse. If you have never taken DCLL umpire training, you MUST attend ALL training classes.  If you are an experienced umpire, then you must let me know which 1 day you can make.

Junior umpires do get paid for their time. $30 for plate; $20 for field. Adults umpires are purely on a voluntary basis and do not get paid.

Age 12 kids wanting to try umpiring, please feel free to join ALL the training classes.  I will give you a try.

Any Questions?  E-mail me herrittz@yahoo.com

 



Composite Bats
Composite Bat Restrictions

 

 

COMPOSITE BAT RESTRICTIONS UPDATE:

Please Check the list before purchasing a new bat for this spring. All bats will be checked & composites not on the approved list will not be allowed.

Little League International has imposed restrictions on composite bats for all divisions (T-Ball to Bigs). Click here to read the article on this issue. Since the original announcement on December 30, 2010, an increasing number of composite bats have received waivers from Little League Baseball to be used. Below are the links that have the bats approved for use by Little League Baseball for the 2012 season.

Click here for list & bat information. http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm